Justin Marozzi

Book Review

Edward Said — a lonely prophet of doom

Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said by Timothy Brennan reviewed

By Justin Marozzi

Books

In just eight years Selim I became ‘God’s Shadow on Earth’

God’s Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World by Alan Mikhail reviewed

By Justin Marozzi

In Afghanistan, Trump and the Taliban want the same thing – Americans out

Someone should write a book about the utterly dispiriting architecture of the Global War on Terror

By Justin Marozzi

Middle East

The day Turkish democracy died

‘I built up a really nice business over 10 years and then they came in like gangsters and took it all away’

By Justin Marozzi

Art

How film fell for caliphs and slave girls

The Arabian Nights has inspired more than 70 movies, from silent ballet and Scooby Doo to Pasolini’s picaresque eroticism

By Justin Marozzi

Books

Boys’ Own adventures in the war-torn Middle East

Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East by Levison Wood reviewed

By Justin Marozzi

Book Review

The Empty Quarter is a great refuge for lonely hearts

William Atkins uncovers the many guises of the desert with much imagination, insight and wit.

By Justin Marozzi

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